Human rights, morality and service to humanity have become extinct in politics of Nigeria. The effects of environmental degradation have killed millions of Niger Deltans since the discovery of Crude oil!!!. A politician may cause evil to citizens not only by his actions but by his inaction and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury. If citizen does an act hurtful to others, there is a prima facie case for punishing him, by law, or where legal penalties are not safely applicable, by general-disapprobation. As I speak, there is Portharcourt environmental pollution plaguing her citizens (black soot) and nothing has been done. I expected the state and federal government to join forces to proffer solutions because it fall into human rights issues. I remember how Ebola was contained by Amaechi and Jonathan and I commend them for that. Let’s adopt the ideology of Utilitarianism by Stuart Mill as he once said that the will of the people, practically means the will of the most numerous or the most active part of the people; the majority … and precautions are as much needed against this as against any other abuse of
power. The tyranny of the majority’ is now generally included among the evils against which society requires to be on its guard. There needs protection … against the tyranny of the prevailing opinion and feeling; against the tendency of society to impose, by other means than civil penalties, its own ideas and practices as rules of conduct on those who dissent from them. There is … no recognised principle by which the propriety or impropriety of government interference is customarily tested. The interference of government is, with about equal frequency, improperly invoked and improper condemned.
I call on international communities to safeguard my people and God bless Nigeria.
Niger Delta Youth Association Worldwide.